DKT establishes its first sales subsidiary on the African continent
Hamburg/Ahrensburg. DKT Deutsche Kennzeichen Technik GmbH continues to pursue its strategy of developing international markets. With the establishment of the sales subsidiary "DKT West Africa" based in the Senegalese capital Dakar, the company is further expanding its global network. The new company presence underlines the importance of the African markets. At the same time, further collaborations will be established.
DKT West Africa in Senegal is the first foundation of a subsidiary on the African continent. Alioune Thiam and Alpha Baldé as co-shareholders, as well as the company SIR, are competent and experienced partners with whom we have longstanding business relations. Above all, DKT West Africa will focus on traffic monitoring and traffic engineering in order to promote greater safety in the ever-growing road network in this region.
To achieve this, sales cooperation with the French company Capelec, manufacturer of exhaust and test equipment for vehicles, and co-partner SIR, who produces road signs on site, was simultaneously implemented after the founding of the company. DKT intends to cover the entire spectrum from certification through technical vehicle monitoring, especially in the field of exhaust gas, to traffic engineering. "We want to get the most out of the West African region's great market potential, step by step," says Bernhard Gött, Managing Director of DKT. "And with the founding of DKT West Africa, we are taking a huge step forward to the markets and our network in Senegal, Ivory Coast, Guinea, and related government projects."
Recognising and using opportunities is the motto here. West Africa holds immense potential in the areas of certification, traffic monitoring and traffic engineering. A stable inflation rate, solid economic growth of about seven percent in recent years and enormous infrastructure projects have given Senegal the status of a model country in Africa. Innovations are no longer a foreign word in Senegal. A modern road network of approximately 6,000 km now requires modern traffic monitoring and traffic sign systems. "With our many years of experience in dealing with these challenges, we wish to work closely with governments to ensure high standards, quality and safety," Bernhard Gött continues. The local sales and service structures are to be continuously expanded and local partners integrated over the long term.